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KeyWestDan
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10:44 AM on 05/05/2010
I heard they're using Retsin®. Since it works for breath mints...
11:40 AM on 05/05/2010
My condolences, dude. I hope I'm wrong that this cannot be stopped.
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KeyWestDan
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11:47 AM on 05/05/2010
Thanks. Just taking it one day at a time for now, and trying to enjoy the beach while it's still clean. If you want, check out my latest oil-spill-related comic. www.keytoons.com
10:41 AM on 05/05/2010
Dumping pollutants on pollution.

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10:41 AM on 05/05/2010
Hope no one is opposed to eating three headed fish
10:47 AM on 05/05/2010
And all the toxins the are carrying around in their bodies.
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Bogey907
Like any other man, only more so.
11:06 AM on 05/05/2010
The Darwin fish symbol with a foot growing on its head may become a reality...
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Graywolf48
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10:40 AM on 05/05/2010
Promising untested chemicals? I have a terrible feeling about those. Of course I'm a victim of Agent Orange, which was also a very promising, untested chemical. I go to a VA clinic filled with victims of Agent Orange, many suffering from tremors, neurological problems, heart conditions, diabetes, all now known to be caused by that chemical. The government and the manufacturer denied these side effects for years. I could site example of other chemicals and the harm they have done to animals, humans and the environment. We may be regretting the use of these chemicals in the years ahead. I wonder if we'll ever again be able to eat seafood without fear of poisoning?
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rich misty
Greed is not Patriotism
10:49 AM on 05/05/2010
I meant to fan you the other day, but the thread we were on was moving too fast. Fanned.
10:51 AM on 05/05/2010
So sorry about your experience. CEOs who excel at doing the daily calculus that allow a company to thrive aren't necessarily good at making the right decision when unexpected events upset the status quo. It's all about CYA and not about doing the right thing for the long term. The residents of Bhopal are still waiting for compensation for the damages they suffered at the hands of Union Carbide and the citizens of Alaska have watched Exxon slither out of paying for the Valdez disaster.
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Strontium90
10:39 AM on 05/05/2010
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OMG, now they are completely killing the ocean. This chemical can travel, spread to other bodies of water. The cure seems worse than the disease here.
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10:36 AM on 05/05/2010
Only David Copperfield rises to the level of "magic" being displayed in the gulf waters by bp. Simply bond this "secret formula" dispersant to the oil droplets in the surface, thereby making the oil droplets heavier than water and "POOF" the oil disappears beneath the waves. But the problem remains. Out of sight out of mind right bp? This is sleight of hand folks and their good work can be seen daily as more and more marine life washes up on the beaches.
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Strontium90
10:28 AM on 05/05/2010
We've hired Procter and Gamble to clean this up. Can't see a thing anymore. No need to regulate. Drill baby drill.
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10:28 AM on 05/05/2010
Largely untested? How largely are we talking about here? Is that like a little bit pregnant?
10:26 AM on 05/05/2010
"Corexit 9500" Here is their warranty:

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How encouraging.
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Fred Hood
United we win divided we lose
10:25 AM on 05/05/2010
the chemical manufactures weigh in.......send billions
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rich misty
Greed is not Patriotism
10:29 AM on 05/05/2010
More like "Collect Billions" while killing fish.
10:43 AM on 05/05/2010
After listening to the assessments of environmental toxicology experts on NPR yesterday, I'm appalled that they've made this choice. Kill the ecosystem to save the beaches. Particularly when there seems to be biodegradable and chemical free alternatives, such as this company:

http://recoveryiinc.net/index.html

I emailed the owner of this company and she's says she's in talks with BP & DC. Pray for the dolphins and other sealife.
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rich misty
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10:51 AM on 05/05/2010
Fan #114 & marked your post as favorite.
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Fred Hood
United we win divided we lose
10:57 AM on 05/05/2010
sadly.....our leaders make decisions......based on kickbacks........and the chemical boys do kick back well
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10:24 AM on 05/05/2010
"It's basically a giant experiment," "largely untested", " a "moderate" human health hazard",
"The environmental impact of that is totally unknown. It could end up killing everything at the bottom of the ocean." "the U.S. Coast Guard is calling promising, and there are plans to apply even more of the chemicals". ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, and "Even some of the most ardent environmentalists, while concerned about the potential effects, aren't suggesting that the chemical concoction shouldn't be used in this case." A backwards way of saying most are!! and a hell of a lot of those even moderately environmentalist are, too. People, unchecked corporatism is killing our planet! We don't know what we are doing and are only throwing on untested band aids in a frantic attempt to save something of the hideous corporate losses greed and manipulation have earned. Stop corporate rule before it kills us all. We have been invaded. Resist.
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WhatDaBleep
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10:23 AM on 05/05/2010
How much do you want to bet that BP will change its name in the next year?
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rich misty
Greed is not Patriotism
10:26 AM on 05/05/2010
"Blackwater"
10:27 AM on 05/05/2010
bpxe
10:45 AM on 05/05/2010
OH MY GOD - BLACKWATER - the spread of corporate death and destruction - wars in other countries - private mercenaries - and Big Oil....brilliant comment.
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10:23 AM on 05/05/2010
thanks! I'll be calling to complain.

pouring untested chemicals in to "help"....more of the same; it's very clear that BP is full of denial, as is the Federal Goverment for not insisting on something like a concrete cap.
These people HATE LIFE.
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Strontium90
10:21 AM on 05/05/2010
Boycott BP! Fill up elsewhere!

Seriously, mankind will extract every last bit of accessible petroleum, be it coal, oil, gas, from the earth and release it into the environment. Most of it will be burned, but some will be dumped intentionally and some will be dumped negligently. But all of it will be released.

Rest easy. In 250 years, just as the Gulf Coast is showing signs of recovery, ExxonCheneyBP will begin ripping up the coastline to extract the last remaining bit of the oil released in 2010-2036.
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Fred Hood
United we win divided we lose
10:26 AM on 05/05/2010
I have not bought bp since they bought Amco
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Strontium90
10:30 AM on 05/05/2010
320 :-))
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realpolitic
Obama does care!
10:20 AM on 05/05/2010
Will this solution certainly did not help mitigate the Exxon-Valdez spill by very much!
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rich misty
Greed is not Patriotism
10:23 AM on 05/05/2010
I am going to make a very educated guess that this spill is going to be 8-10 times worse than Exxon-Valdez in every aspect: http://blog.skytruth.org/

"That suggests a minimum average flow rate of slightly more than 1.1 million gallons of oil (26,500 barrels) per day from the leaking well on the seafloor. Since we're now in Day 11 of the spill, which began with a blowout and explosion on April 20, we estimate that by the end of the today 12.2 million gallons of oil, at a minimum, have been spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.

The oft-quoted official estimate for the Exxon Valdez spill is 11 million gallons, although some think that is the lower limit of the likely range. It appears that we've just set a very sad new record."
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realpolitic
Obama does care!
10:30 AM on 05/05/2010
Thanks for the information, Rich! I agree with you that this spill may be 10 times as devastating as that one was. What a monumental pity!